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About El Castillo

When El Castillo’s land was purchased 14 years ago, it was the one of the most sought-after properties in South Pacific Costa Rica—the last frontier of untouched land.

The luxury hotel was built like a fortress to withstand the test of time, taking a full year to complete construction. It is an icon in the area, especially to local ex-pats from around the world and native Costa Ricans who appreciate its stunning views.

El Castillo, or The Castle, is heaven on earth with nine tastefully appointed rooms and a staff-to-room ratio of one-to-one. It is located in Ojochal, a village at the southern end of Costa Ballena, in the Central Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. There is a reason our nine-room adult-only luxury hotel is named The Castle: The magnificent structure perched 600 feet above the Pacific Ocean has arguably the most dramatic view in all of Costa Rica. Spectacular, yes. Stuffy, no. Our exceptional staff will ensure your vacation is the greatest of your lifetime.

There are no high rises, shopping malls, or traffic congestion in Ojochal. Instead, the area has clean mountain air, world-class ocean waves, and hundreds of square miles of diverse jungle. It is the perfect home base to experience just about any adventure and some of the top restaurants in Costa Rica.

To complete your El Castillo experience, we have Castillo’s Kitchen. Chef Diego will amaze you with his daily creations and a Chef’s Table experience mastering the evolving Costa Rican cuisine.

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